Index of Topics (Items are posted with the
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Closer . . . Vera Drake . . . Being Julia . . . Kinsey . . Something's Gotta Give . .  Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran . .  Chicago . .  The HoursAbout Schmidt . . Frida> . . Playwrights Penning Film Scripts . . >Adaptation . . Stage actor studded end -of-2002 films . . .Far From Heaven & Roger Dodger . . . American Beauty -- an English stage director's spectaclar debut (see Golden Globes). . . Anna Friel At 22 a Movie and Soap Opera Star-- And Now Stage Star . . .Annie Gets Our Her Gun Again. . . Broadway Musicals With Screen Potential* . . .Cider House Rules . . . The Cradle Will Rock . . . **Conor McPherson -- His Stories Are As Irish As the Blarney Stone". . .*HurlyBurly . . . Liberty Heights -- Bebe Neuwirth as a Jewish Mom . . . Mansfield Park . . . The Salesman To Whom Attention IS Still Being Paid. . . **Shakespeare In Love. . . A Stage Linked Film (American Beauty)9/26/99 postscript. . .Movie Stars In Summer Stock *playwright of new summer stock play directs movie with strong theatrical roots, and * a new movie festival for Summer travellers .*Stagestruck Movie Stars. . . Stage Star Studded Movies. . .Stage-to-Screen News. Fifties Golden Oldies Redux . . .Rushmore . . .Theater Folks Shine in Golden Globes . . .Topsy-Turvy -- About the Men Who Laid the Groundwork For the Modern Musical Theater. . Anna Friel At 22 a Movie and Soap Opera Star-- And Now Stage Star. . . Asian-Americans Make Musical News . . . Battleship Potemkin. . . . *Beautiful Thing . . .Captain's Courageous -- The Musical *. . .Dancing at Lughnasa . . .Fifties Golden Oldies Redux . . .Gods and Monsters . . .High Life . . .**A Lion In Winter Comes Full Circle . . . . . Majority of One . . . Must Fall* . . . Olga's House of Shame and Mel Brooks' Frankenstein meet Gertrude Stein . . ..Parade. . .
William Hurt and Christopher Walken played the two casting directors. Harvey Keitel was the actor looking for a network series and Jerry Stiller (currently best known as George Constanza's father) a hack writer. Cynthia Nixon, the Drama Dept's most frequently cast performer (for example-- June Moon ) played the teenage "CARE package." Adding luster to the distaff lineup were Judith Ivey and Sigourney Weaver as an exotic dancer and photojournalist respectively.Hurlyburly was playwright Rabe's second collaboration with director Mike Nichols. The first, Streamers, also began as a play, this one with the distinction of winning the New York Drama Critic's Award for best American play of 1975-76. It too became a movie (in 1983) which is still available as a video (with a 3-star rating by Leonard Maltin). Other Rabe plays: A Question of Mercy which played a couple of seasons ago at New York Theatre Workshop and starred Stephen Spinella recently in Electra ) The Basic Training of Pavlo Hammel, Sticks and Bones 1971-72 season Tony for best play, and In the Boom-Boom Room (a flop even with Madeleine Kahn).